Arts Notes: July 6, 2014

This guitar autographed by Jimmy Buffett is among the items to be auctioned off at Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 20th Annual Art Auction.
This photo collage of a historic building in Lewisburg is by Patrick Taylor.
A natural star sapphire ring, handcrafted by Susan Chapman Thomas.

Buffett guitar auction

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Among the items to be auctioned off at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre’s 20th Annual Art Auction is a Fender Squier Bullet Strat guitar autographed by Jimmy Buffett, displayed in a custom-crafted plexiglass shadow box, complete with Buffett performance photos.

The auction is scheduled for July 12 and also features artists from the Greenbrier Valley and around West Virginia who have donated a piece of their work to help the GVT continue to produce live, professional theater. Donations include wall art, handcrafted jewelry and sculpture.

The GVT has expanded from live and silent auctions to include an online auction as well. This allows GVT patrons from across the country to participate in the major fundraising event. Select items will be on through July 10. A preview party with hors d’oeuvres, beverages and silent auction opens at 6 p.m. The live auction begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to the preview party are $12 and can be purchased at the GVT box office in person or by phone at 304-645-3838.

Painting workshop

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Renaissance Art Gallery will host a workshop titled “Perspective and Depth in Painting,” with award-winning fine artist Ron Haeberle, July 12 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the gallery.

The workshop will focus on the use of linear perspective in a two-dimensional drawing or painting — how to draw things so that they appear to be solid and not flat objects, and how to relate them to each other.

Materials will be provided. The fee is $25 and space is limited. Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information, contact Ron Haeberle at 304-633-3732 or email the gallery at The gallery is at 900 Eighth St., Suite 20, Huntington.

Area artworks accepted

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Works by six Charleston-area artists have been accepted in a new juried art exhibit to be held biennially at the Parkersburg Art Center. The exhibit, titled “The River,” will showcase the work of professional artists from Ohio and West Virginia.

Of the 198 works submitted, 107 pieces by 60 artists were chosen for inclusion into the exhibit, which runs from July 6 through Aug. 9. The all-media exhibit will feature works by Ellie Schaul, Chris Dutch/Robin Hammer, Mark Tobin Moore and Randy Selbe, of Charleston, and Pat Cross, of Winfield.

Prizes, including $1,000 for best in show, will be announced and awarded at the exhibit opening, which will take place July 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is welcome to attend the reception. Admission for nonmembers of the Art Center is $10 per person, with no admission charged for children younger than 12.

The Art Center, at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg, is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a daily admission charge of $2 for adults.

Hull Pottery show

CROOKSVILLE, Ohio — The Hull Pottery National Summer Show, which draws a number of West Virginia collectors, will take place July 11 and 12 at Crooksville (Ohio) High School.

The show opens July 11 at 11 a.m. for Hull Pottery Association members only and at noon for the general public, and runs through 4 p.m. that day. It will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 with an auction at 2 p.m.

Hull Pottery was produced in Crooksville by the Hull Pottery Co., which was sold in 1986 to Friendship Pottery and is no longer being produced. For more information, visit the Hull Pottery Association website at or call 740-742-2187.

HAM Festival

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The third annual United Way Heston Arts and Music (HAM) Festival will take place July 11 and 12 at Heston Farm Winery and Pinchgut Hollow Distillery, 1602 Tulip Lane, Fairmont.

Admission at the gate is $5 each day for children age 12 and younger and $10 per day for adults. A two-day pass for adults is available for $17 at the gate. Gates open at 5 p.m. July 11 and 11 a.m. July 12.

On July 11, the music begins at 6 p.m. with a performance by Open Mic Contest Winner Pam O’Dell and New Old Diesel. Soup Camel Music takes the stage at 7 p.m. and Shadrach at 9 p.m.

On July 12, performers from the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts Summer Music Program begin the music lineup at noon. Other performers include Mike and Dave Almost Unplugged at 1:30 p.m., The Brother Short Band at 3:30 p.m., The Ultimatums at 5:30 p.m., Miss Freddye and Her Band at 7 p.m. and The Dennis McClung Blues Band at 9 p.m.

For more information about the event, call United Way of Marion County at 304-366-4550.

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